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peprallyWhen the kids at Eagle Pass Independent School District’s C.C. Winn High School — on the Mexico-US border west of San Antonio — planned a pep rally, they wanted it to reflect their heritage.

MySanAntonio reports:

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Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations

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A DNA blood test from eHeritage.com can help you unlock your past and trace your roots. Native American blood? Related to European royalty? Puro Caucasian like from the Caucusus region? You’ll never know what you’ll find until you try!


Planning to video some police brutality? Do you need extra battery life because the popo are out of control? Police badge number recognition? Instant posting to Facebook? Jerrod Carmichael has the perfect phone for you!


Far,
We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Free,
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again,
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Poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, tells a story and plays a song for Father’s Day.


Fruits, flowers, conch shells, special potions, and chingon hats were in season outside the National Stadium in Lima, Peru, Monday, as two sets of shamans cast spells aimed at bringing their rival presidential candidates a victory in next week’s Presidential runoff election.

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Are you sacred AF about those new (apparently Muslim) neighbors? Do you think they might be terrorists? Ask your doctor if Islamophobin® is right for you!

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Weeping Virgin Mary statue in Fresno draws the faithful (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 19, 2016 Cultura
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The statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe in Maria Cardena’s living room in the central California city of Fresno appears to weeping, and she thinks it’s a miracle. Joe Ybarra reports for KFSN: A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno appears to be weeping. The family who owns the statue calls it a miracle […]

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Regular gente plus Los Cenzontles: ‘I’m a Mexican-American’ (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 13, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican, American or both? Residents of Elkhart County, Indiana, talk to The Elkhart Truth. And this wonderful music video from Los Cenzontles expresses the same sentiments in song:

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BBC Video: That time Germany offered to help Mexico invade the U.S.

by Moctezuma Cortés May 2, 2016 Cultura
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As the disputes that led to World War One were building, Germany tried to enlist Mexico’s help against the U.S.A. It didn’t turn out like the Germans hoped, and the repercussions of the Kaiser’s overture are still felt today, especially at the border.

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ZUBI to the rescue if you hate Mexicans and that taco emoji (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 13, 2016 Cartoons
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Advertising agency ZUBI (in Florida, of course) steps up for the minority of “Latinos” and “Hispanics” who aren’t Mexican — and people who hate tacos. Because “Latino emotions,” tu sabes, are different and require special emoji.

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In San Diego, burritos include fries and tacos come with poetry (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 1, 2016 Cultura
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In San Diego, where the “California Burrito” has fries inside, the taco shops have poetry, thanks to the

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A young family, divided by the border, lives ‘Through the Wall’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 31, 2016 Cultura
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Undocumented immigrants Abril, brought to the U.S. as a child, and her 2-year-old boy Julián live near San Diego. Julián’s father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor traffic ticket and deported to Tijuana. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border to spend […]

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‘Meet an (orange is the new black) Immigrant’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 24, 2016 Cultura
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Thought experiment? Guerrilla theater? A prank? When Sergio Mieja (he’s @SMieja95 on the Twitter) got the idea for this video, he didn’t know exactly what the message was. He just wanted to see who supported Donald Trump. “But as I was filming it,” he explains, “many of the people I met expressed their feeling and […]

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Wall Street Journal Video: So you want to build a border wall?

by Moctezuma Cortés March 9, 2016 El Now
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Seriously? You want to build a 2000-mile-long wall between the U.S. and Mexico? Follow along now as the Wall Street Journal explains exactly what that entails.

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The Gunfather – Padre Pistolas – is Mexico’s pistol-packing priest (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 3, 2016 Cultura
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That’s why they call him the Gunfather. Mexican priest Jesus Alfredo Gallegos Lara packed a Colt .45 pistol beneath his vestments Saturday as he celebrated mass at a church in Chucandiro, Michoacan. RUPTLY reports:

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Yes, you can! Usted tambien puede aprender otro idioma (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 25, 2016 Cultura
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Yes, you can!

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What Being Hispanic Means to Me: A Short Story (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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Late Night con Badía: What’s Pope Francis up to in Juarez? (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 17, 2016 Cultura
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¿A qué viene el Papa a Juárez? #ElLateNight #PapaFrancisco #ElPapaEnJuarez #ElPapaEnMX Posted by El Late Night con Badía. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 En route to Juarez, Mexico, El Papa Francisco calls up Jesus Cristo to see maybe they can spend some fun time hanging out.

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Making Choctaw-Apache Indian fry bread puffy tacos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE February 3, 2016 Cultura
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Following a family recipe preserved in a Louisiana Choctaw-Apache tribal cookbook, J Arendall makes Indian fry bread puffy tacos. You can get the Louisiana Cooking By Native American Choctaw-Apache cookbook here. That matchstick trick? It’s the real deal. PREVIOUSLY ON INDIAN FRY BREAD PUFFY TACOS:

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Mexico DF: Romina la perra gets a 3-D printed prosthetic leg (video)

by ASTRO YETSON February 1, 2016 El Now
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Romina the whippet, who lost her right front leg in a lawnmower accident, is being fitted with a new prosthetic limb, courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Mexico City. And they’re making the device with a 3-D printer. Reuters reports:

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Dear hungry homeless guy: You can eat tacos with our family (videos)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 14, 2016 El Now
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The staff at Taqueria Mexico on West Colfax Avenue in Denver asked a homeless man to leave Thursday night. Not so fast, said patron Vanessa Varona, who was there with her family, and offered to buy him a meal. FOX31 KDVR in Denver has the story: DENVER — A Denver woman’s Facebook post is going […]

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In rural Mexico, where there’s a will, there’s a well (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 13, 2016 Cultura
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A bomba de mecate is a rope pump for water wells. In San Miguel del Valle, Díaz Ordaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, you can build one if you know how. Maybe! 😉 Here’s how you do it, at least according to YouTube:

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